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Gokyo Lake to Everest Base Camp Trek

Gokyo Lake to Everest Base Camp Trek

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Max Altitude

5555 Meters
Trip Grade

Trip Grade



19 Days
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Arrival and Departure on

Kathmandu / Kathmandu


74 Miles
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  • Trekking
  • Hiking
Suitable For

15+ years


Pre Hiking Experience is required in high altitude above 4000m


Should walk 2-4km in 1 hour

  • 18 nights hotel and local lodges
  • 18 Breakfast
  • 16 Lunch
  • 16 Dinner

  • Trekking
  • Hiking

  • 18 nights hotel and local lodges

  • 18 Breakfast
  • 16 Lunch
  • 16 Dinner
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18 nights /19 days
US$ 2140 FromUS$1820
Trip Facts
Trip Facts

Trip Code GLEBC
Group Size Max 14
Best Season Sept to June
Start Point Kathmandu
End Point Lukla
Max Altitude 5555 Meters


The Gokyo Lake Chola Pass to Everest Base Camp Trek takes you through the gorgeous Gokyo lake area. The Trek takes trekkers through a less explored trail to the base camp of Everest. The trail is more challenging than the traditional route as trekkers have to pass the incredible Cho La Pass which sits between in between the Gokyo and Khumbu valley. The trail goes through all the major villages of Khumbu. Thus, trekkers get the opportunity to experience the culture and traditions of the Sherpa people to the full. Villages like, Khumjung, Namche, Pangboche and Tengboche are major highlights where culture prevails over nature.
Gokyo Lake Everest Base Camp Trek starts at Lukla and takes about two weeks to Everest base camp. From Lukla the trail goes through Sherpa villages like Namche moving upwards through beautiful high altitude landscape to the Gokyo lakes. At Gokyo lakes trekkers get to witness a panoramic view of the Himalayas and the lakes fitting so perfectly with the high mountains in the backdrop, make this an unforgettable experience.
From Gokyo trekkers have the challenging task of crossing the Cho La (5363m). Crossing the Cho La is one of the many highlights of the trek, trekkers are put to the test as they tread along the rugged terrain of the high Himalayas. After successfully crossing the Cho La trekkers enter the Khumbu Valley where the Everest Base Camp lies. At the base camp trekkers will be welcomed by the stunning views of the Khumbu Ice Fall. It’s an incredible journey so pack up! if you are interested about Gokyo Lake Everest Base Camp Trek contact us today.

Breif Itinerary

Overview Overnight
Day 1- Kathmandu Arrive Kathmandu
Day 2 – Fly fromKatmandu to Lukla – 3 hours flight (2,616 m)– Trek to Phakding (2,610 m) 3 hours Lukla
Day 3 – Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m) / 5 hours trekking Namche Bazaar
Day 4 – Acclimatization Day. Namche Bazaar
Day 5 – Trek to PhorsteThanga (3,680m) / 5 hours trekking Phortse
Day 6 – Trek to Machherma (4,470m) / 5 hours trekking Machherma
Day 7 – Trek to Gokyo (4,790m) / 5 - 6 hours trekking Gokyo Lake
Day 8 – Trek to GokyoRi (5,364m) and back to Gokyo / 5 hours trekking Gokyo Lake
Day 9 – Trek to Thangnak (4,730m) - 4 hrs. Thangnak
Day 10 – trek to Cho La Pass (5,363m) then trek to Dzongla (4,830m) - 7 hrs Dzongla
Day 11 – Trek to Lobuche (4,910 meters) / 5 hours trekking Lobuche
Day 12 – Trek to Everest Base Camp (5365 meters) and back to GorakShep / 8 hours trekking. Gorakshep
Day 13 – Hike up to Kalapatthar (5,555 meters) and trek down to Phiriche (4,200 meters) / 7 hours trekking. Pheriche
Day 14 - Trek to Tengboche Monastery (3860meters), 4 hours. Tengboche
Day 15 – Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 meters) / 6 hours trekking. Namche Bazaar
Day 16 – Trek to Lukla (2,804 meters) / 6 hours trekking Lukla
Day 17 – Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu 35 mins flight Kathmandu
Day 18 – Fly back home


Meet our airport representative at the airport and transfer to hotel, It takes about 30 minutes drive from Airport to hotel, You will be staying in Thamel which is a tourist hub. Free and easy and trip preparation. Overnight at hotel.

After a good night sleep, we will flight from Kathmandu to the Tenzing – Hillary Airport at Lukla. Upon arrival, we will strat the trek to Phakhing. The trail comes around the DudhKosi Valley before to uphill to Phakding.

We will cross a river thanks to a suspension bridge and uphill following the shoreline to Chumoa, where there are some coffee shops. Afterward we will walk through the forest and different small villages. The last two hours, uphill climb to Namche Bazaar village, also know with the nicknamed of the capital of Sherpa.

Because of the altitude sickness, you will have a free Day in Namche Bazaar but if you are feeling good and wants to explore, you could hike to Syangboche Everest View hotel (the highest hotel in the world) to observe close view of Mt. Everest, Amadablam, Thamserku, Lhotse.

The trail will start with gradual ups and downs and we could be lucky to see Himalayan animals like, pheasants or musk deer. We will go down to DudhkoshiKhola and go up through rhododendron forest before reaching Phorse. This place is a good view point on Tawache and Cholaste mountains.

Our trail will pass through forests, waterfalls and bridges before to reach Dole. Afterward we will climb steady on a scenic ridge and walk above the DudhKoshi River and through small villages. Once arrival in Machherma, if you want, you could visit the Himalayan Rescue Hospital

The trail climbs and gives an excellent view of Kantaga and big Mountain Cho-oyu. Then, we will descend to the riverbank before to climb up to the moraine Ngozamba Glacier. We will pass through Longpongo, RabocheTsho and DudhPokhari, which are high-altitude lakes, we will take time to enjoy those landscapes and we will finally reach the beautiful high-altitude lake: Gokyo.

To enjoy the most beautiful and peaceful view of Gokyo Lake with mountain range in the background, we have to climb on a steep trail.  We will spend time on the top to enjoy the beauty of the landscape.
Afterward we will go down to Gokyo and you will have chose to have a rest or explore the lake area.

The trail will start to up and down in glacier before to descend along the valley to reach the base camp of Thangana. Get your camera out, the trail offers beautiful views of mountains and the natural beauty of the area.

The trail to reach Cho La Pass comes to a glacier. It is not difficult but we have to be careful, it is vertical and the iced rocks are slippery. After reaching Cho La Pass, enjoy the panoramic view of various mountains. From here, the trail descends all the way to Dzongla, passing through some crevasses and pine forests with some beautiful viewpoints.

Today, the trail is more relaxing. A nice walk to enjoy the excellent views that the trip provide of AmaDablam, the Nuptse-Lhotse, Everest, Pumori, Lobuche peak…The small and lovely village of Lobuche, situated nearby the stream,is a very good spot to watch the sunset on Nuptse

Today, we will finally uphill to reach the Everest Base Camp.The highest peak of the world.The trek trailis on glacier and offers a view of the mount Everest. Whenyouwillget the base camp, youwillseemanysmallfrozenlakesaround and an impressive view of Khumbuicefall. Enjoy this unforgettable experience before to get down to GorakShep.

Early in the morning, we will hike up to Kalapatthar. This peak offers the best view of the Everest summit of the entire trek. Enjoy and take some photos to keep memories of this breath-taking view.
Now, its time to going back and after your great ascension, the trail to go down is going to seem easy.

On the way you could see the heritage of Buddhism with some magnificently mani “carved stones” and we will walk trough the colourful vegetation of rhododendron. Upon arrival at the monastery, you could appreciate the view of different mountains especially during the sunset or sunrise.
Tengboche Monastery is an important plaace for Sherpas of solukhumbu area.

The trail will mostly downhill to Namche Bazaar.

This is your last trekking Day, which will finish in the same place when we started the trek: in the city of Lukla.

When you will arrive in Kathmandu, Our team will pick you up to transfer you in your hotel. Free time at your leisure.

We will transfer you to the airport and hoping you spent a beautiful time with us.

Includes & Excludes


  • All the transportation between airport and hotel
  • 3 nights in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • 11 nights in standard lodges/teahouses during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All accommodation and meals during the stay in the trek
  • All domestic flight fares and airport taxes
  • An experienced English speaking guide and one porter for 2 persons each of the group
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS)
  • All government and local taxes


  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters


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